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PRIDE: When to open your hand

Student Corner: Tips for your resume

1. I feel now there is no more need of objective until or unless your objective is tightly align with the organization's mission. 2. Degrees should be in chronicle order. Your potential employer is interested to see your latest degree first. Years of passing is also important factor for employer.  3. You need to find a more standard way to define your work experience. See some examples on internet. It is important to mention your designation and job responsibilities. 4. Do you really think CSS is a language? or even Photoshop? or C# is synonym of Visual Studio? or you need to mention C# and .Net as separate skills? Moral: Such things are always debatable and everyone has his or her version. Try to avoid such confusion in your resume (try to find resume of experience people) 5. Mention your FYP as separate heading and immediately after experience. 6. Only include very good and attractive course projects which you really want to let them know. don't mention ordinary course proj…

Nasha pila ker girana tu sabh ko ata he - maza tu tab he jabh girto ko tham le saqi !

Dijkstra's Three Golden Rules for Scientific Research

In one of his writing Sir Dijkstra defined three rules for successful scientific research. Being a research student for last few years I found these three rules are perfect to shape your research. First rule is for say NO to shortcuts; don't go for publication but to raise your standard. Second, go for something that enhance circle of knowledge! Third, there is no end of world; find and explore topics suite best for you. You can find original article at

Raise your standard!
"Raise your quality standards as high as you can live with, avoid wasting your time on routine problems, and always try to work as closely as possible at the boundary of your abilities. Do this, because it is the only way of discovering how that boundary should be moved forward."Prefer scientific soundness
"We all like our work to be socially relevant and scientifically sound. If we can find a topic satisfying both desires, we are lucky; if the two …

Effort But Where?

I received from a forward email:
A giant ship engine failed. The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Eventually they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was young. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.

Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed!
A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.
"What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!"
So they wrote the old man a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill."

The man sent a bill that read:

Tips for good health

حجاج بن یوسف نے اپنے دور کے مشہور طبیب شیب بن زید سے فرمائش کی کہ مجھے طب کی کچھ اچھی باتیں بتا دو۔طبیب نے کہا

٭گوشت صرف جوان جانور کا کھائو۔

٭جب دوپہر کا کھانا کھائو تو تھوڑی دیر سو جائو،اور شام کا کھانا کھا کر چلو چاہے تمہیں کانٹوں پر چلنا پڑے۔

 ٭جب تک پیٹ کی پہلی غذا ہضم نہ کر لو دوسرا کھانا نہ کھائو،چاہے تمہیں تین دن لگ جائیں۔ 

٭جب تک بیت الخلا نہ جائو،سونے کے لیے بستر پر نہ جائو۔ پھلوں کے نئے موسم میں پھل کھائو،موسم جانے لگے تو پھل کھانا چھوڑ دو۔

٭کھانا کھا کر پانی پینے سے بہتر ہے کہ زہر پی لو،ورنہ کھانا ہی نہ کھائ

Things we can!

Sometimes it feels like there are so many things in this world we cannot control: earthquakes, floods, reality shows. But it's important to remember the things that we can...  like forgiveness, second chance, fresh starts.
Quote from movie "New Year's Eve"

جو عشق کو کام سمجھتے تھے

وہ لوگ بہت خوش قسمت تھے
جو عشق کو کام سمجھتے تھے
یا کام سے عشق کیا کرتے تھے

ہم جیتے جی مصروف رہے
کچھ عشق کیا، کچھ کام کیا
کام عشق کے آڑے آتا رہا

اور عشق کام سے الجھتا رہا
پھر آخر تنگ آکر ہم نے
دونوں کو ادھورا چھوڑ دیا

فیض احمد فیض

Journalism: accountable to whom?

In a single day, I came across two articles and for both articles people's response in negative and they showed concerns that both articles are written without knowing actual facts. These people are those who having  first hand experience with mentioned entities

First article is about Dawah work (aka Tableeghi Jamat) - like many other people - author wrote his perceptions without verifying anything prior.

Second article is about NUST Islamabad - unfortunately a graduate from same institute denied about such things publicly in comments on Facebook

Journalist always criticize politicians, bureaucrats, judges etc on delivering falsify speeches . Aren't they doing same?

Kaisi teri khudgarzi

Kaisi teri khudgarzi
Na dhoop chune na chhaaon
Kaisi teri khudgarzi
Kisi thor tike na paaon (x2)

Ban liya apna paigambar
Tar liya tu saat samandar
Phir bhi sookha mann ke andar
Kyun reh gaya

Re Kabira maan jaa
Re Faqeera maan jaa
Aaja tujhko pukaare teri parchhaaiyan
Re Kabira maan ja
Re Faqeera maan ja
Kaisa tu hai nirmohi kaisa harjaaiya

Tooti chaarpaai wohi
Thandi purvaai rasta dekhe
Doodhon ki malaai wohi
Mitti ki suraahi rasta dekhe..

Kaisi teri khudgarzi
Lab namak rame na misri
Kaisi teri khudgarzi
Tujhe preet purani bisri..
Mast Maula, mast Kalander
Tu hawa ka ek bavandar
Bujh ke yun andar hi andar
Kyun reh gaya..

Re Kabira maan jaa
Re Faqeera maan jaa
Aaja tujhko pukaare teri parchhaaiyan
Re Kabira maan ja
Re Faqeera maan ja
Kaisa tu hai nirmohi kaisa harjaaiya...

Creativity in unrest!

بریکنگ نیوز:
نیو کراچی پانچ نمبر پر 2 موٹر سائیکل سوار ایک بچے کے ہاتھ سے
۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ "برف" چھین کر فرار، واقعے کے بعد عوام مشتعل، علاقے میں خوف و ہراس پھیل گیا، سخت کشیدگی برقرار، حالات پولیس کے قابو سے باہر، رینجرز کی بھاری نفری طلب کرلی گئی، پورے علاقے کا محاصرہ کرلیا گیا، فریزرز میں چھاپے مارے جارہے ہیں، برف چھیننے کے شبہ میں 3 گولہ گنڈے والے گرفتار نامعلوم مقام پر منتقل، پوچھ گچھ کا عمل جاری، ورثاء کا برف کی خالی تھیلی کے ساتھ گورنر ہاؤس کے سامنے احتجاج، گورنر کا متاثرہ خاندان کو برف کے پگھلنے سے پہلے پہلے برآمد کرنے کی یقین دہانی، تین رکنی کمیٹی بنا دی گئی،

What would you do?

A must listen, if not for you then for your children!

We have to listen ourselves and have to look inside of us to identify what we really want to do .... if money is not matter. Trust me, money will follow you!